QuickStart PRO . . . tennis teachers on the go!
QCV's QuickStart PRO Summer School Program gets tennis-teaching resources to underserved kids in rural counties as part of the regular summer school curriculum. Summer School instructors can offer out-of-school lessons and work with PE teachers and Parks & Recreation departments too.
QuickStart PRO Summer School Program
What better place to find lots of kids looking for something FUN to do than summer school. Tennis scores high marks for FUN compared to most academic subjects, and physical activity makes kids more attentive in class. Teaching tennis to kids during summer school is a WIN-WIN WINNER! Summer QuickStart PROs are college students who live with a host family and teach tennis as part of the summer school curriculum. It's a grassroots approach that exposes kids to a lifetime sport and positive role models.
152 kids in Summer School Session in Buckingham County
Taking tennis-teaching resources to kids in underserved rural counties as part of the summer school curriculum has had an amazing impact on their lives. One little girl said she was going to ask the Principal to start summer school all over again, so she could keep playing tennis. And as for the summer school classroom teachers, once they saw what FUN their students were having playing tennis, they joined right in.
51 kids in Summer School Session in Cumberland County
QCV will . . .
- Identify rural communities to participate in the program
- Find a host school in the community
- Help match instructors and schools
- Have host school find host family for the QuickStart PRO
- Help raise funds to pay instructors
- Provide oversight during summer school
- Supplement tennis instruction with Go Bananas for QuickStart!
- Assist in planning a social tennis event
We hope our QuickStart PRO Summer Program will be the start of attracting tennis-teaching professionals who will want to live and teach in rural counties in central and southside Virginia. We know the kids would enjoy it. We get lots of thank-you notes and artwork!
For more information about this innovative program, please email us.
Tennis in the Cafeteria works too!
Please check out a sampling of the blogs from the QuickStart PRO Summer School Programs in Buckingham and Cumberland counties and at Yancey Elementary.